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Pentadiplandraceae Hutchinson & Dalziel

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
cystoliths present

hairs
stellate, stellate, 2-armed or T-shaped, non-glandular, branched, tufted, non-glandular, peltate or scale-like

distribution
African

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
pinnate or hardly visible in leaves or leaflets.

margin
with entire margin

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
petals connate, petals imbricate

stamen: number
9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

pistil: gynophore
present

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
3, 4, 5

pistil: ovary
3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm, endosperm ruminate


 

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